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Back in the day Frank Miller gave the world the landmark miniseries The Dark Knight Returns, telling the story of Bruce Wayne donning the cape and cowl of the Batman several years after leaving it all behind. The story remains acclaimed as an alternate future tale of a grim and gritty older Batman taking on enemies in more than one battlefield as he tries to reclaim Gotham City. <continue reading>
‘Lovecraft’ moves storylines for Gotham in different ways, all the while putting Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle, who are living together (get your heads out of the gutter, they’re kids!) in danger. All the while Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) is looking into Dick Lovecraft (Al Sapienza), the tycoon introduced previously who might be behind the Wayne murders. <continue reading>
Things get curiouser and curiouser as the third episode of the series gets underway, entitled The Balloonman. We meet a Bernie Madoff type of financier, a man running from trouble, with sheer contempt for the amount of damage he’s done to countless lives as he’s embezzled a fortune (rather like that waste of oxygen Madoff, come to think of it. <continue reading>